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Publications and Conference Papers

We would like to acknowledge the support of the NSF-REU program Award # 1659195 for each of the following publications and conference papers.

Aca Garcia, A. (2021). Finding a Voice: the benefits and impacts of Community-Based Participatory Research in the NSF REU Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities. Paper presented at the International Virtual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), May 26-29, 2021.
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Avitia, D. (2021). Documenting Structures: the US Asylum System as a Systematic Deterrence. Paper presented at the International Virtual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), May 26-29, 2021.
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Espina, C. (2019). Make them Suffer: How the United States has criminalized and complicated the asylum process of seeking asylum for Central American refugees. Paper presented at the 61 st Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Association for Borderlands Studies Section, San Diego, CA, April 24-27 . Awarded Best Student Paper by the WSSA.
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Garcia, K. (2019). The Legal Violence of the "Remain in Mexico" Policy. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Vancouver, BC, November 20-27.
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Harvey, N. , Slack, J., Mateo, N., Martin, Z., Garcia, K., Aca Garcia, A., Avitia, D., & McElhone Yates. (2021). Searching for Safety and Researching for Justice: Documenting Migrant Experiences in the Paso del Norte Region. Forthcoming in Migration, Displacement and Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan.
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McElhone Yates, A. Valuing the Undergraduate Research Process: Reflections from Research on Sanctuary Legislation in New Mexico. Paper presented at the International Virtual Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), May 26-29, 2021.
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Posters presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Annual REU Symposium

Avitia, D., Garcia, K., Aca Garcia, A., Fuentes, A., Melendez, R. & Castillo, L. (2019). Deterrence of Hope: Immigration Policies and the Asylum Process in El Paso, Texas. Poster prepared and presented by Daniel Avitia at the Annual REU Symposium, organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Alexandria, VA, October.
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Martin, Z., Cortez, K. & Lopez, M. (2018a) .Operation Streamline: Mass Prosecutions in the US Southwest Border Region. Poster prepared and presented by Zaira Martin at the Annual REU Symposium, organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Alexandria, VA.
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Collaborative Reports

Brown-Vega, M., Craig, N., Durkin, E., Harvey, N., Navarro Verdugo, D., Ramsey, B., Reyes, F. & Romo, A. T. (2020). The Pains and Profits of Immigrant Imprisonment: Migrant Testimonies for ICE Detention Centers in the El Paso ICE Field Office. Collaborative Report of Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) and Student Participants in the NSF REU Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities. Las Cruces, NM.
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Hernandez-Vazquez, E., McElhone Yates, A. & Monsivaiz, I. Sanctuary in New Mexico: Imagining a State-Wide Policy. Final Report of Collaborative Project with the Regional Center for Border Rights of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Las Cruces, of the NSF REU Site Program on Immigration Policy and Border Communities, July 2019.
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Community Resources

Elizalde, B., Loredo, E. & Marañón-Laguna, M. (2018). Right to Asylum under Siege. Frontera Facts, July 11 . El Paso, TX: Hope Border Institute. https://www.hopeborder.org/right-to-asylum-under-siege. Accessed August 6, 2021.
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Martin, Z., Cortez, K. & Lopez, M. (2018b). Operation Streamline Observation Manual. Produced in collaboration with the Regional Center for Border Rights, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Las Cruces, NM.
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